Core libraries store a treasure trove of data about the planet’s past. What will it take to sustain their future?
For centuries, Indigenous peoples have worked to live in harmony with fire. Can integrating such cultural practices into contemporary wildfire management help prevent catastrophic wildfires?
Scientists investigate whether warming temperatures and changing rainfall patterns could be triggering more landslides in mountainous areas.
The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens influenced scientists who witnessed the event and spurred a new era in physical volcanology.
The ash plumes from the eruption of the Icelandic volcano in 2010 disrupted air travel in Europe for several weeks. Since then, scientists have developed models to mitigate ash’s impacts.
As businesses, schools, and entire cities shut down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scientists have been forced to adapt to radically altered working conditions and data collection techniques.
Large-scale irrigation programs have triggered giant, slow-moving landslides in arid valleys, leading to the destruction of both traditional and modern farmland.
During the past 70 years, Peruvian engineers virtually eliminated the risks posed by glacial lake floods. But climate change and a political blind eye are increasing the dangers once again.